Members' Forum

01Oct2010
What does International Day of the Older Person mean to you?

Friday October 1 is the International Day of the Older Person when we appreciate the contribution that older people make to their societies.

Do you feel appreciated for your contribution and how is that appreciation shown? Do you feel you have more to contribute and if so what kind of contribution would you like to make?

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24Sep2010

The Tourism and Transport Forum's (TTF) discussion paper suggest fares for pensioners travelling on public transport should be increased during peak hours to deter them from travelling at those busy times.

National Seniors Australia has lashed out at the comments saying the suggestion should not have even been aired.

What do you think about the TTF’s suggestion? Is it a blatant example of money grabbing or do they have a point?

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17Sep2010

As older Australians reach a stage where they feel they can no longer live in their family home they are left with limited choices as to where they can go – retirement villages, hostels or nursing homes – and the type of accommodation is dependent on the individual’s financial state.

Are you happy with what is available? If not, what type of accommodation / environment would you like to see developed?

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09Sep2010

To be Botoxed or not to be Botoxed?...that is the question.

And it’s not just a question only mature men and women are asking – the young’uns are also lining up for the treatment.

The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery estimates 1.5 million jabs of Botox have been administered in about 250,000 wrinkle reduction procedures last year. That is a 30 per cent jump on the previous year.

In this never ending push to defy the signs of ageing will those who choose to age a la naturally pay the price and miss out on jobs and partners?   And what happens when the Botoxed...
02Sep2010

Is regional Australia being ignored?

The federal election has highlighted the debate over city versus the bush with the two Independents claiming that regional Australia has been ignored by the two major parties for too long.

It is acknowledged that the cities are the economic engines of the country but regional Australia is an integral part of this machine.

Do you think regional Australia is being ignored?

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